Covid-19 Updates

last updated 23 Dec 2020

Singapore Covid-19 Regulations

  1. Entry Restrictions

International travel to Singapore is currently restricted, except for the following:

  • Nationals and permanent residents of Singapore;
  • Travelers holding valid work passes, dependent passes, or Long-Term Visit Passes (or in-principle approval letters) who have obtained an Approval Letter for Entry issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), except those with a travel history in the United Kingdom over the past 14 days;
  • Travelers holding student passes or student pass in-principle approval letters who have obtained an Approval Letter for Entry issued by the Ministry of Education or the ICA, except those with a travel history in the United Kingdom over the past 14 days;
  • Holders of Air Travel Pass approval letters who have stayed in Australia (except New South Wales), Brunei Darussalam, China PRC, New Zealand or Vietnam in the last 14 days prior to departure to Singapore; AND have an entry visa (if they are a visa national); AND have a mobile device with the TraceTogether app downloaded (unless they are aged 12 years or younger);
  • Residents of Brunei Darussalam with a valid Safe Travel Pass approval letter issued under the Singapore-Brunei Reciprocal Green Lane; AND have an entry visa (if they are a visa national); AND a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure; AND a return ticket to depart from Singapore;
  • Residents of China PRC with a valid Safe Travel Pass approval letter issued under the Singapore-China PRC Fast Lane AND have an entry visa (if they are a visa national); AND a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure; AND stayed in Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin, or Zheijiang in the last 7 days prior to departure; AND a return ticket to depart from Singapore;
  • Residents of Germany with a valid Safe Travel Pass approval letter issued under the Singapore-Germany Reciprocal Green Lane; AND a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure; AND stayed in Germany in the last 7 days prior to departure; AND a return ticket to depart from Singapore;
  • Residents of Indonesia with a valid Safe Travel Pass approval letter issued under the Singapore-Japan Reciprocal Green Lane; AND have an entry visa (if they are a visa national); AND a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure AND stayed in Indonesia in the last 14 days prior to departure; AND a return ticket to depart from Singapore;
  • Residents of Japan with a valid Safe Travel Pass approval letter issued under the Singapore-Indonesia Reciprocal Green Lane; AND depart from either the Haneda, Narita or Kansai airports; AND have an entry visa (if they are a visa national); AND a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure; AND stayed in Japan in the last 14 days prior to departure; AND a return ticket to depart from Singapore;
  • Residents of South Korea with a valid Safe Travel Pass approval letter issued under the Singapore-South Korea Fast Lane; AND depart from Incheon International Airport (ICN); AND have an entry visa (if they are a visa national); AND a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure; AND stayed in South Korea in the last 14 days prior to departure AND a return ticket to depart from Singapore;
  • Residents of Malaysia with a valid Safe Travel Pass approval letter issued under the Singapore-Malaysia Reciprocal Green Lane; AND have an entry visa (if they are a visa national); AND a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure; AND stayed in Malaysia in the last 14 days prior to departure; AND a return ticket to depart from Singapore;
  • Returning travelers holding a work pass, student pass, dependent pass, or long-term visit pass who possess one of the following (no separate ICA/MOM/MOE approval letters are required):
    • An Entry Travel Pass issued by the Brunei authorities under the Singapore-Brunei Reciprocal Green Lane; or
    • An Invitation Letter issued by the Chinese authorities under the Singapore-China Fast Lane; or
    • A Singapore-Germany-Singapore Travel {Pass issued by the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce under the Singapore-Germany Reciprocal Green Lane;
    • An Electronic Visa issued by the Indonesian authorities; or
    • An Approval Letter issued by the Embassy of Japan under the Singapore-Japan Reciprocal Green Lane; or
    • An Approval Letter issued by South Korean Embassy in Singapore under the Singapore-South Korea Fast Lane; or
    • A MyTravelPass Approval Letter issued by the Malaysian authorities under the Singapore-Malaysia Reciprocal Lane .
  • Passengers in transit, provided they:
    • Travel on airlines with transfer routes approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore;
    • Passengers in transit who have been to India, Indonesia or the Philippines in the 14 days prior to arrival in Singapore must possess a medical certificate showing a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure to Singapore from the original country of origin.
    • NOTE: Passengers with a travel history over the past 14 days are not allowed to transit via Singapore, except for nationals and permanent residents of Singapore.

Travelers who are subject to the entry approval requirement and who attempt to enter Singapore without said entry approval will be denied entry and may have their existing work passes revoked.

All travelers must submit a pre-trip health and travel history declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service 3 days before arrival in Singapore.

COVID-19 Testing Requirements

All inbound travelers to Singapore must take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before their departure to Singapore.  The following travellers are exempted from this requirement:

  • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents of Singapore;
  • Children aged 6 and below;
  • Foreign nationals with travel history to lower risk countries/regions within the last 14 days prior entry into Singapore;
  • Passengers with a Pre-Approved Business Pass.

The test result must be in English and must contain the following details:

  • Date the test was taken
  • Test Result
  • Details of the traveler as indicated in the passport (Name, Date of Birth & nationality)

2. Quarantine/Self-Isolation Requirements

Depending on their travel history over the last 14 days prior to entry to Singapore as well as their Singapore immigration status (residents, long-term pass holders, visitors, etc.), travelers may be exempt from the 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requirement or they may be required to serve the SHN period either at their own residence in Singapore or a SHN Dedicated Facility (SDF) designated by the Singaporean authorities. Some travelers who are required to serve their SHN period at an SDF may be able to submit a request to opt out of dedicated SHN facilities and serve their 14-day SHN at their own residence (this request must be submitted at least three days prior to arrival in Singapore).

For an overview of the current SHN requirements (waiver, duration, location and opt-out options, please see here.

Please note that this page is updated on an ongoing basis, but COVID-19 related restrictions and policies are subject to frequent and sudden change, often with little to no advance notice to the public. Therefore, to ensure that you have the latest updates, we recommend that you reach out to T&S at [email protected] for additional information.

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